ISI Admission Test 2020 Registration(Extended), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Practice Papers

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    ISI Admission Test 2020 registration process for UG/PG and Research Fellow admissions have started on February 14, 2020 and will be available till March 06, 2020 March 16, 2020. Indian Statistical Institute Admission(ISI) Test is an entrance exam is conducted by ISI Calcutta. The Admission Test is an eligibility test for candidates to get admission in B Stat (Hons), B. Math. (Hons), M Stat, M Math, MS (QE), MS (QMS), MS (LIS), M Tech (CS), M Tech (CrS), M Tech (QROR), PG Diplomas and Research Fellowships.

    Latest: ISI Admission Test 2020 application forms extended till March 16, 2020. Check here
    • ISI Admission Test 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020. 
    • Candidates must check their eligibility criteria according to their course preferences. Check ISI Admission Test Eligibility
    • Application Form for ISI Admission Test is available from February 14, 2020. 
    • The application fee is INR 1250 for General male candidates, INR 750 for female candidates and INR 625 for SC/ST, PWD, OBC Category candidates.
    • The exam consists of Objective type and Descriptive type Questions. Check ISI Admission Test Pattern
    • ISI Test Result for the exam is usually out by the end of July 2020.
    • Counselling procedure varies with the course applied for. An interview is held for most of the courses.

    Candidates interested in pursuing M.Tech courses from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata must appear for ISI Admission Test. Candidates who have a valid GATE Score Card do not have to appear for the admission test. They can apply for the admissions directly.


    ISI Admission Test 2020 Highlights

    Exam Highlights
    Exam NameISI Admission Test
    Mode of ExamOffline
    Conducted byISI Calcutta
    Frequency of ExamOnce in a year
    Courses OfferedUndergraduate and Postgraduate

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Dates

    Here is a look at a complete and detailed look at the schedule to be followed for ISI Test 2020:

    ParticularsDates
    Starting date of online applicationFebruary 14, 2020
    Last date of online applicationMarch 06, 2020 May 16, 2020 (Revised)
    Last date of fee paymentMarch 10, 2020 May 20, 2020 (Revised)
    Availability of Admit Card starts2nd week of April 2020
    Date of ExaminationMay 10, 2020
    Declaration of ResultJuly 2020
    Start of counselling and admissionJuly 2020

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Courses Offered

    There as many as 23 types of courses being offered by ISI, and the tests and selection process may vary according to the course being opted by candidate. Here is a comprehensive list of courses being offered by ISI in different domains:

    List of Courses
    B.StatB.MathM.Stat
    M.MathM.S.(QE)M.S.(LIS)
    M.S.(QMS)M.Tech.(CS)M.Tech.(QROR)
    JRF in StatisticsJRF in MathematicsJRF in Quantitative Economics
    JRF in Computer ScienceJRF in Quality, Reliability and Operations ResearchJRF in Physics
    JRF in Library and Information ScienceJRF in SociologyJRF in Geology
    JRF in PsychologyJRF in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil ScienceJRF in Linguistics
    PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and AnalyticsPG Diploma in Computer Applications--

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Since ISI Test 2020 is conducted for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Fellowship courses, the eligibility for the exam is also relative to the course(s) a candidate is opting for. Following table may provide an exact idea of eligibility criteria for various courses being offered by ISI:

    Eligibility for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Courses

    CourseEligibility Criteria
    B.Stat.Successful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
    B.MathSuccessful completion of Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent with Mathematics and English as subjects.
    M.Stat.(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a BE/B.Tech. degree with Statistics as a subject, or (ii) B. Math. Degree from ISI, or (iii) PG Diploma in Statistical Methods with Applications from ISI.
    M.Math(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (iii) B. Stat. degree from ISI.
    Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Economics(i) 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Mathematics/Statistics/Physics, or (ii) B. Stat. degree from ISI, or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE).
    Master of Science (MS) in Quality Management Science(i) 3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree in any discipline.
    Master of Science (MS) and in Library Information Science3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    M Tech in Computer Science(i) Master's degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level).
    M. Tech in Quality, Reliability & Operations Research(i) Master's degree in Statistics or (ii) Master's degree in Mathematics with Statistics as subjects or (iii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered (such as AMIE) and (ii) Physics and Chemistry at (10+2) level.
    PG Diploma in Statistical Methods and Analytics:(i) Bachelor's degree in any discipline with Mathematics as a subject or, (ii) BE/B. Tech. degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE)
    PG Diploma in Computer Applications3-year Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject (Offered at Giridih).

    Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship Courses (JRF)

    DomainEligibility
    Statistics:(i) M. Stat. degree from ISI, or ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics or, (iii) B. Stat./B. Math. from ISI with outstanding maturity in Statistics, or (iv) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Statistics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Statistics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
    Mathematics:(i) M. Stat./M. Math. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics or, (iii) ME/M. Tech. degree or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject, or (iv) B. Stat./B. Math. degree from ISI with outstanding maturity in Mathematics, or (v) BA/B. Sc., BE/B. Tech. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as a subject and outstanding maturity in Mathematics (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai).
    Quantitative Economics:(i) MS(QE)/ M. Stat. degree from ISI, or (ii) MA/M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics/Mathematics/ Economics/Econometrics or, (iii) BA/B. Sc. degree with Economics as a subject with outstanding mathematical maturity, or (iv) BE/B Tech degree with Economics and Mathematics/Statistics as subjects (Offered at Kolkata and Delhi).
    Computer Science:(i) ME/M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/Radio Physics/ Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MCA/ MA or equivalent degree in Physics/Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics/Electronic Sciences/Computer Science/ Atmospheric Science/Information Technology/Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai).
    Quality, Reliability & Operations Research:(i) M. Tech./ME/MS/M. Phil. or equivalent degree in Quality/Reliability/Operations Research, or (ii) M. Stat./M. Sc./MA or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/Physics with Mathematics as a subject at the graduate level, or (iii) BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in the above subjects with Outstanding maturity in relevant subjects (Offered at Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai).
    Physics:A consistently good academic record with M. Sc. in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics (Offered at Kolkata).
    Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science:A good academic record with M.Sc.(Agriculture) in Agricultural Chemistry with Soil Science (Offered at Kolkata).
    Geology:A good academic record with M. Sc. in Geology or equivalent (Offered at Kolkata).
    Library and Information Science:At least high second class in MS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (awarded by ISI or NISCAIR/INSDOC) or its equivalent degree (such as Master's degree in LIS from any Indian/Foreign University) with at least 55% marks in undergraduate (BA/B. Sc./B. Com. or its equivalent and also in BLISc. if applicable) programme (Offered at Bengaluru).
    Linguistics:An MA degree in Linguistics/Applied linguistics with a minimum of 55% marks (Offered at Kolkata).

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Application Form

    Just like most of the entrance tests, a candidate looking to appear for ISI Test 2020 will have to register himself/herself on the official website of ISI Calcutta, which is isical.ac.in. Here is a list of steps that a candidate needs to follow to register for ISI Test 2020:

    • Reach the official website of ISI, isical.ac.in
    • Now reach the admissions page of ISI.
    • Register yourself by filling the form and uploading necessary documents (presumably scanned photograph and signature)
    • Pay the fee and no registration is complete.

    Application Fee

    The application fee is expected to be INR 1250 for General male candidates, INR 750 for General female candidates and INR 625 for SC/ST, PwD, OBC-NCL Category. The fee can be paid through either online or offline mode. Here are the things that a candidate needs to keep in mind while paying the fee through either of the methods:

    ModeProcess
    OnlineThe payment through online mode can be made by a candidate using Credit/Debit card or through Net Banking.
    OfflineFor payment to be made by offline mode, the candidate has to get a challan generated in the favour of ISI Calcutta through any SBI branch. Candidate should keep in mind that this mode of payment can take more than 48 hours to get completed and thus candidates are advised that they should start a bit early with this process and should not delay the payment to final days. 

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Admit Card

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Admit Card will release in the second week of April. The candidate needs to carry the admit card in the exam hall to be eligible to appear in the exam. The admit card mentions the details regarding the exam timing, exam centre and Registration number of the candidate.

    Here are the steps to be followed for obtaining the Admit Card for ISI Admission Test 2020:

    • The link for downloading the admit card is sent on the registered email address of the candidate. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep their email id secure and available.
    • One needs to login to his/her email account and click on the link sent by ISI Calcutta.
    • The link will redirect the candidate to the page where the candidate can download the admit card for ISI Test 2020.
    • Candidate can then take a printout of the admit card and keep it with himself/herself.

    Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the admit card with them even after the exam, as it may be needed in future processes regarding admission.


    ISI Admission Test 2020 Exam Pattern

    ISI Admission Test Exam Pattern varies according to the course a candidate is opting for.

    • For most of the courses, the candidate has to appear in two exams. Where on exam contains all objective type questions and another one contains descriptive questions.
    • Generally, both the exams are held on the same day and have similar duration.
    • Candidate can have a look at detailed exam pattern, along with the syllabus and previous year papers at this link: www.isical.ac.in
    • The paper will comprise 2 parts. Part 1 is a mandatory section and will consist of multiple-choice questions in Mathematics at the undergraduate level. It will have 30 questions for 120 marks and a duration of 2 hours.
    • Part 2 varies with the discipline one opts for. It will comprise descriptive questions.

    ISI Test 2020 Results

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Result is expected to be announced in July 2020. The result will be displayed on the official website of ISI Calcutta.

    Candidate needs to follow these steps to be able to view his/her result:

    • Reach the official website of ISI Calcutta.
    • Click on the ‘ISI Admission Test results button.
    • Now candidates need to enter the credentials asked to be entered on the results page. (Application Number, Password, Roll number or Date of Birth)
    • Click on submit/View result, and the candidate can view the result of the ISI Test 2020.
    • Candidate can also download the result for future reference.

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Result will display the qualification of the candidate. No score or marks will be displayed in it.


    ISI Admission Test 2020 Cut Off

    The admission of a candidate in various courses depends upon the marks that a candidate has scored in the admission test. However, the cut off is completely relative and keeps on changing year by year. The estimate of cut off on the basis of past results is as follows:

    CourseCategoryCut off
    B.StatGeneralUGA 60/120 & UGB 30/80
    OBC-NCUGA 62.1/120 & UGB 27/80
    SC/STUGA 55.2/120 & UGB 24/80
    M.Stat.GeneralUGA 67/120 & UGB 31/80
    OBC-NCUGA 60.3/120 & UGB 27.9/80
    SC/STUGA 53.6/120 & UGB 24.8/80
    M.MathGeneralMMA score more than 74, combined average score more than 55
    OBC-NCMMA score more than 66.5, combined average score more than 49.5
    SC/STMMA score more than 59.2, combined average score more than 44

    ISI Admission Test 2020 Selection Procedure

    The selection process of candidates in various courses is conducted on the basis of marks scored by a candidate in ISI Test 2020. The selection process for various courses is as follows:

    B.Stat. and B.Math: Candidates are selected on the basis of scores of both the tests. ISI releases a cut off that decides that a candidate will be called for interviews or not. Also, INMO awardees will be called for interview sessions directly. Such candidates are not required to appear in ISI Admission Test 2020.

    After the interview session is conducted, a final list is prepared for candidates who have qualified the interviews.

    M.Stat and M.Math: The selection procedure here is a bit complex.

    Candidates who have successfully obtained their respective Honors degree will be admitted directly to the ISI Calcutta campus.

    However, candidates with a Pass (Non-honors) degree will need to appear in the ISI Admission test 2020 and then appear for interviews, on the basis of which a candidate will be allotted seat in either Delhi or Chennai campus for the first year.

    MS (QE) and MS (QMS): Candidates in these two courses will be selected on the basis of interview.

    MS (LIS): Candidates for this course may get selected directly on the basis of their scores in ISI test 2020 and past academic records.

    M. Tech. (CS) and M. Tech. (QROR): The selection in these courses is also done on the basis of scores in the entrance test and Interview.


    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Mahalakshmi

    what is the fee structure in isi ?

    16 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mahalakshmi, kindly mention the course whose fee structure you want to know. You can also check the fees of the concerned course (if available) from here: ISI Kolkata Fee Structure

    16 Dec, 2019 11:45
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    SURJENDU KAR

    I WANT TO KHOW THE ADDMISSION PROCEDURE OF ISI

    25 Oct, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Surjendu, you can check the Admission Procedure of the concerned course in the institute from here.

    25 Oct, 2019 11:31

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